Louis F. Lamatrice, Jr., passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Ross Heart Hospital, Zusman Hospice, at the age of 70, with his wife at his side.
Lou was born on December 11, 1944, to the late Louis F. Lamatrice Sr, and Grace (Minco) Lamatrice.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth “Liz” (Molnar) Lamatrice, whom he married on August 6, 1966. He is also survived by his three children, Louis Gregory “Greg,” and Elizabeth Bell and husband, Christopher of Columbus, OH, and Susan Lamatrice and husband, Brian Derwart of Cary, NC, as well as by the lights of his life, two granddaughters, Mariella and Grace Ann Derwart. He is also survived by his sister, Rose Marie Battista, and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and friends.
Lou was a 1962 graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central High School, and of the Ohio State University in 1967. He was employed for many years at Jefferson Union, later Edison South, High School as a teacher of government and a guidance counselor. Lou was a football coach who treasured his long and wonderful relationships with his former players and students. After retirement from the Edison Local School District, he worked at Jefferson Community College as coordinator of the Tech Prep Program.
In 1997 Liz and Lou were profiled in the Steubenville Herald-Star for their many contributions to education locally, just prior to their move to Las Vegas, NV. Lou enjoyed 12 wonderful years living and working in Las Vegas and he enjoyed betting on horse races, playing craps and he also was a contributing writer to a Major League Baseball column in a local Las Vegas newspaper.
In 2000, he made a hole-in-one at his home golf course of Angel Park, in Las Vegas. Lou was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and lifelong season ticket holder.
The Lamatrice family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the physicians and staff of the sixth floor at the Ross Heart Hospital, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, as well as that of Zusman Hospice, for the wonderful care that was provided to Lou.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a generous donation to the Ross Heart Hospital or the Zusman Hospice, Columbus, OH.
Calling hours are Friday 4-8 p.m. at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.
A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Msgr. Gerald Calovini, celebrant.
Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Columbus, OH
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Louis Lamatrice, Jr. 70, of Columbus, formerly of Steubenville, died Monday in Columbus.
He is the husband of Liz Lamatrice.
Calling hours are Friday 4-8 p.m. at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel.
Final arrangements are pending.